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Change installation directory on Android

So I have an Android 4.0.4 phone with an empty SD Card and I want to install apps on the SD Card but the apps are all keep getting installed on the phone memory. I have already searched on the web ...
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Does the lock screen on a encrypted device provide different security than an unencrypted device?

I am wanting to encrypt my phone and sd card. I have been reading around about it all week and still don't understand a few things. I though that the encryption was like blackberry encryption, where ...
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Cannot install apps from Google Play Store due to insufficient space [duplicate]

I have an SD card which is 3 GB, but I only have 4 downloaded apps and the internal storage almost reach its capacity and thus yet I have an insufficient space problems.
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Can I swap internal SD Card for SDA1?

I have a rooted Android TV Box running 4.0. I have modded the vold.fstab file to swap the internal SD card to the external and it's working fine. My question is does anyone know how to (or if it's ...
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Not recognising any of the items on sd card

Good Day, my Sony Xperia "Go" froze earlier and so I held in the power button together with the volume up button which then rebooted the phone however once I got the phone on it is recognising the sd ...
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7" android 4.2 sd storage [duplicate]

How do you set default storage to external sd card on a 7" android 4.2 tablet there is only a my files icon and no option to set defaults plus the internal storage is only 1.1 GB so the apps to move ...
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Set default storage to SD card on Moto E running Lollipop

I have Moto E 2nd gen. and I want to set SD card as my default storage. I googled but nothing useful found. Can someone help me?
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Same android OS version — one has move to SD card button, the other doesn't

I have two phones. Both have android OS 4.1.2 installed. Though on one phone it has "Move to SD card" buttons (though some apps have it grayed out), on the other this button does not appear at all. I ...
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Cannot access files moved to the SD Card

I have a 128 GB SD card on my LG phone. It was working good, but now whenever I move a game or music file, it lets me but it doesn't let me play the game and for the music it says couldn't play track ...
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Corrupted Images on S4 on Android Lollipop 5.0.1

I am experiencing issues with my S4 and the images I am taking on it. Over the past week nearly all the images that I have taken have been corrupted when I go into Gallery or Photos to look at them. ...
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I cannot see folders on my sd card

I was trying to transfer some music into my phone so as usual I connected it with my USB, however, out of the 48 folders I have I could only see 14... I already tried to check the "hidden" folders but ...
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What's the difference between “sd card” and “usb storage”?

Under Settings -> Storage, I see entries for both "SD card" and "USB storage". What's the difference? What should I be using each of those for? In addition, how can I control what data goes where? ...
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What does SD card Update do?

I have a built in SD card on my Tablet. I just want to know what will happen on my tablet if I would update my SD card. Do I need to back up my files in doing it? Thanks.
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How can I can open local files in the default Android browser?

I want to open local files that are on my sdcard in the Android browser. How can I accomplish this?
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Galaxy s4 compatible sdcards

I'm thinking about buying this: http://www.amazon.com/PNY-Elite-Performance-256GB-Speed/dp/B00FF90EZM/ref=sr_1_3?s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1417386617&sr=1-3&keywords=sd+card Is the 256gb ...
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Issues while eMMC partitioned using sfdisk in am335x based custom board

I know this is not Android related question but as mobiles/tables are using eMMC, developers might know solution ot this problem, I am writing firmware(MLO,u-boot.img, uImage(ver 3.12), dtb, ...
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Huge “system data” file on SD card

I am running out of space in my SD card on Android ICS and I noticed that a huge file "System data" is taking up to 500MB. Is this normal? How can I reduce its size?
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Why can't I move WhatsApp to the SD card on my HTC One M8?

I picked up a new SD card for my HTC One M8 and am trying to move my apps from my phone to the card. I can move almost every app but for WhatsApp, the Move button is greyed out: Does anyone know ...
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Unable to move few Apps to SD Card

I have apps such as Any.DO and AK Notepad installed in My Samsung Galaxy Y Android 2.3.6 phone. I have tried Titanium Backup and App 2 SD (move app to SD) but still not able to move these apps to the ...
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Link2SD error- “mount: Operation not supported on transparent endpoint”

So I just rooted my Concord II, and installed Link2SD. I partitioned my SD card with MiniTool, and made a Fat32 and a ext2, both primary. But when after opening Link2SD and giving it root access, it ...
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Understanding RAM, SD Card and Device Memory of an smartphone

I have an Android smartphone and would like to understand what is the difference between RAM, SD Card and Device Memory. When I check Memory Usage of my smartphone, I see those components: RAM: 174 ...
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Best Filesystem on SD Card

I have a Galaxy S5 with Android 5 and got a new 64 GB SD card. What is the best file system for the SD card? FAT32 is not an option because I want files >4GB. Which file system offers the best ...
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What does the LOST.DIR folder contain? [duplicate]

Whats the use of LOST.DIR folder actually? why does is automatically appear after every reboot?
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my internal memory is empty but cant add new apps

Not enough storage when loading apps to my phone why is this and my internal memory is empty, also new 4gb memory card is brand new.
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Android Main Storage MicroSD 64GB Somehow Corrupted (Perhaps Filesystem Issue)

I've had my Android phone running Android 4.4.2 KitKat (rooted) for around 5 months. It has been working fine. That was until a few a days ago, when the external MicroSD card (I presume), which I use ...
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Transfer root to SDcard with switch_root didn't work

I'm trying to install Debian on the Android 4.4 (modded with cyanogenmod) that's installed on my nexus 10 to one external sd card. I'm reading this tutorial : http://whiteboard.ping.se/Android/Debian ...
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how to install android untivirus and instert an external SD card for storage purposes

My android has been hit by a virus and I can't recover my space even if I delete some files it still says I have 0 B and when I insert an 8 GB memory card its not reading what should I do
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How can I download files if there is no SD card?

I have no SD card in my phone. And I would like to know how I can save pictures in a place where I can access them later because I download them on tumblr.
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How do I store pictures on SD card by default?

How do I move the photos I have in my gallery to my SD card? Someone told me to download an app that allows you to do this, but it didn't. Also, is it possible to save them to the SD card by default, ...
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System shows no files on memory card from time to time

About two or three times a day I can't find any files on MicroSD card so I can't use any apps or music that is stored there until I reboot the system. Is there anything that can be done about it? I ...
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why i can't use all my sd card space on Apps?

I have a Xperia E1 with 2Gb of internal memory. I had to buy an 8GB SD card to use good apps! The problem is that I can only use 2Gb of my SD card on apps! When I open the storage it say it has 6.90Gb ...
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Micro SDHC card won't mount on Sylvania SYNET7LP-DS

My new Class 4 PNY 16GB Micro SDHC card won't mount on my Sylvania SYNET7LP-DS 32GB Extended storage Froyo (2.20) Tablet. This is the second new card I returned, and still won't mount. When I press ...
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How do I make my SD card my Default Storage? [duplicate]

My phone, a ZTE Concord II, only has 1.5 GB of internal storage, so I went and bought a $20 16gb SD card. I installed it and restarted my phone. It moved three apps and all my pics and music to the ...
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How can I mount or unmount the SD Card using ADB?

The sdcard can be umounted by using the umount command. unmount /mtn/sdcard/.android_secure how can it be remounted again . I tried using the mount command mount /mnt/sdcard/.android_secure
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Memory card formatting needed

I am using Micromax P470 tablet. My memory card was fine but suddenly it appeared that I need to format my memory card. I removed my memory card and connected to a PC. It was opening and I could see ...
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Can't access photo stored in SD Card from computer

I have Android 4.4.2, and when i plug my phone in my pc, and try to access to my picture (i changed the settings to make it save the picture to my SD Card) from the folder: Galaxy\Card\DCIM, i dont ...
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Putting in an SD card made my zedge ringtones unusable and I can't access the pet shop app etc.,

I don't have an android, but my girlfriend said she needed an SD card so I got her one. She put it in her phone, it just said 'setting up SD card' and she didn't have to do anything else. It made her ...
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my tablet is not using my external SD card for storage

I have an 8 gig SD card I plugged into my tablet. When I go to settings and look at storage I can see I have a 7.2 gigs free on my external SD card. I downloaded a 700 meg file to /mnt/sdcard/Download ...
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After the Lollipop update, SD card not detecting

After the update on my Moto G gen 2 to Android Lollipop, the phone is not able to detect the SD Card which I did not remove at any point in time even after successful installation of software. I'm ...
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Nexus 5: did factory reset, now cannot add old widgets

I've updated my Nexus 5 phone to Android 5.0 Lollipop about a month ago but encountered a lot of problems, so decided to finally do a factory reset just tonight. I previously had widgets for both ...
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How to use android phone as SD card reader?

I want to format my external SD card (For installing Raspbian) and I don't have a SD card reader on my PC or an external one. Is there a way to use my Android phone as a SD card reader? PC OS: ...
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Strange storage issue on new Rom

I have a 2Gb ram 16gb Jiayu S3. The rom it shipped with is an outdated one so I want to flash to this: http://www.needrom.com/download/jy-s3-stock-moded-system/ Currently my phone has internal ...
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Android sd card default folders purpose

I wonder what is the purposes of each of these extra folders that android creates on a sd card. Edit: .android_secure .data .estrongs .showme _nero_sync Alarms Albums Android DCIM download ...
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Reasonable way to copy files to a new SD card using a Mac

I have a Mac and want to transfer about 30 GB of data to a larger SD card for use with a new Android phone. The phone in question is a Galaxy Stratosphere II. There doesn't seem to be a ...
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Dismounting the emulated sd card to be used as internal storage and use the physical sd card instead?

Any way to Dismount the emulated sd card to be used as internal storage and use the physical sd card instead?
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recovery does not recognise / mount SD card

As reported in an earlier post, I have rooted my HTC Desire Bravo with tacoroot and revolutionary, and my idea was to install a recovery ROM via the SD card. The problem is that neither ClockworkMod ...
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Bluestack is not working. how to copy data from its database file?

I installed bluestack on my pc i used it for months but as i upgraded it to the newer version all my shared files got deleted and whenever i tried to copy using esexplorer on bluestack it shows copy ...
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fixing a corrupted SD card in linux

My phone is a HTC Desire (model Bravo) and I previously rooted it (using tacoroot and revolutionary) and had the clockworkmod recovery (5.8.0.2) on it as well as the liquidsmooth v3.2 rom for the ...
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Wrong id and gid running /system/bin/sdcard

I am trying to use my ext4 sdcard properly in Stock rooted Android 4.4.4. For this, I run mount -rw -t ext4 /dev/block/mmcblk1p1 /mnt/media_rw/sdcard1 and then /system/bin/sdcard -u 1023 -g 1023 ...
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SD card is damaged, even after I format and get new sd card, I'm still seeing the same error, Please help!

Hi I've found my 8 GB SD card damaged this morning. And I was able to access it on my computer and I collected the files on it, then FORMATTED it. However, when I put it back in my phone I'm still ...